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  • The Annotated Bibliography & Research Strategies
    Honors English
    Traci Welch Moritz
    Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor
    Heterick Memorial Library
  • What today is all about
    To get
    you started
    Aid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliography
    Find resources in library catalog and databases available
    Everything shown today is available at Research Guides for HONR 231
  • Annotated Bibliography
    Allows you to see what is out there
    Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevant materials
    Aids in developing the thesis
    Makes you a better scholar
  • What do I do first?
    • Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms, Ask a question.
    • Most databases now use an implied boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started.
    • Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search
    • See Research Guide for HONR 231
    WHO CARES?
  • Research Strategy
    • Start big doing background reading
    • Narrow your topic for a more focused product
    • Research narrowed topic using subject specificdatabases
    • Keep track of bibliographic citations to avoid trouble down the road.
    Ask a question
  • Internet Tools
    Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  • Internet Tools
    FIND INTERNET RESOURCES
    Subject portals:
    • Librarians' Index to the Internet
    • WWW Virtual Library
    Comprehensive search engines:
    • Alta Vista
    • Ask.com
    • Excite
    • Scholar.Google
    • Hotbot
    • Lycos
    • Wisenut
    Multi-engine searching:
    MetaCrawler
    Vivisimo
    WIKIPEDIA
  • Internet Tools
    Google Scholar
    Note: If working off
    campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for HONR 231
    ONU buys
    Full-text
    database
    Google asks
    to link to
    content
    OhioLINK
    Permits
    Google to
    link to full-text
    Run Google Scholar
    Search
    ONU user sees
    licensed full-text
    articles
  • Critically analyzing web sources
    What? is the page/site about
    Who? created and maintains this site
    Where? Is the information coming from
    Why? Is the information presented on the web
    When? Was the page created or last updated
    How? Accurate or credible is the page
    From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
  • What do I do next?
    Use library resources to continue your background research.
  • ONU ID is Library card
    EVA
    Eva Maglott
    00021559801
    Eva Maglott
    Please use all digits in your student ID number.
  • FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
  • FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
    • Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)
    • Does not require an exact match
    • Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)
    • Good if you are not familiar with terminology
    • Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing
    KEYWORD
  • FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
    Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record
    • Looks in one place – subject
    • Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms
    • Precise
    • Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects
    SUBJECT
  • Find a Book∞OhioLink
    Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries
    Ca. 10 million items
    Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page
    Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days
    No charge
    Limited to 100 items at a time
    MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
  • What do I do next?
    Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  • Research Tools∞Databases
    Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles
    Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary
    Many give access to full text of articles
    Heterick has over 250
  • Research Tools∞Databases
    Over 20,000 journals indexed, most are full text
    Divided by subject area offered at ONU
    Begin with a general database,
    Academic Search Complete
    JSTOR
  • Find an Article
    Periodical means the same as Magazine
    Usually magazines are more “popular”
    Journals
    Scholarly or Professional
    Peer reviewed
    See Research Guide for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts
  • Research Tools∞Databases
    Academic Search Complete, Masterfile Premier
    JSTOR
    Lexis-Nexis
    Proquest Nursing
    Opposing Viewpoints
  • General Database
    Academic Search Complete/ Masterfile Premier
    Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • General Database
    JSTOR
    Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • General Database
    Lexis Nexis Academic
  • Subject Specific Database
  • Subject Specific Database
    ProQuest
  • Subject Specific Database
    Opposing viewpoints
  • Bibliographic Citation Software
    REFWORKS
  • Managing Information - RefWorks
    Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life!
    See: http://0-www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/
    Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word
    Excellent Tutorials
    Help available at Heterick
    Research Guide for HONR 231 for instructions on how to get your free-for-a-life-time account
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
    Use when you need a book or article that is not available online, not owned by ONU or available via OhioLINK
    No charge/ limit on requests
    Most requests take 5-7 days to fill
    Use ILL form on library web pages.
  • QUESTIONS?
    Ask at the Reference Desk
    Phone the Reference Desk – 2185
    Contact us by E-mail reference@onu.edu
    Use Chat Help feature or the IM
    IM feature